Biomedical researcher wins IET award

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A research expert in biomedical engineering has been awarded £300,000 from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Eleanor Stride from the University of Oxford has been announced as the winner of the £300,000 IET A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize. She was chosen due to her outstanding contributions to biomedical engineering and her research into the treatment of major diseases. In winning the prize she was chosen from high calibre candidates from across the world to be awarded the prize.
Stride’s ‘targeted drug delivery’ research concerns the treatment of major medical conditions such as cancer and stroke, where there is a pressing need to target drugs to specific parts of the body in order to minimise exposure of healthy tissue. The key motivation is to reduce serious side effects and increase the number of patients eligible for treatment.
Professor Stride said: 'I am delighted and honoured to have been awarded the IET A F Harvey Prize. We are tremendously excited by the recent discoveries our team has made in fabricating microparticles that can be activated by ultrasound for controlled drug release and the prize will enable us to develop this research into usable technology for the delivery of chemotherapy.'